Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Full Moon in Scorpio and A Partial Eclipse April 25, 2013 - No Need To ‘Duck and Run’
There’s no shortage of names for April’s full moon. We can call it Full Pink Moon, Full Sprouted Grass Moon, Full Fish Moon, or Full Egg Moon. There are no shortage of planets and signs involved in this month’s full moon either. On the 25th our full moon is in 5 degrees, 46 minutes of Scorpio. Scorpio is keeping company with Saturn until 2015. Saturn, the teacher of the Zodiac, gives us challenges designed to hone our strengths and prompt us to excel. The Scorpion is about transformation; the end of one cycle and the beginning of another. This month’s Full Pink Moon gives all of us a chance to use Scorpio’s phoenix mode and rise from the ashes to reinvent ourselves and our lives.
Many astrologers say this is a full moon of reckoning. Uranus and Pluto, who are in transit together, are building up for another power square in mid May. Uranus is the planet of revolutionary thought and social change, while Pluto is all about emotional subtext. Hidden issues come to light under Pluto’s influence. Once in the open, they can heal, but it’s not always a pleasant process. On the 25th, Uranus will be in Aries. That’s a fiery, ‘me first’ energy, but it’s also an energy that does not fear change. The Ram embraces forward movement, particularly if gets gets him what he wants. Emotional Pluto on the other hand, is in Capricorn. Capricorn’s ruler is Saturn, the ‘enforcer’ of the Zodiac. Saturn teaches us responsibility, resourcefulness and regulations. Capricorn rules the tenth house of finance, big business, banking and power deals. Take stock of your finances before splurging. Watch out for impulses to randomly invest. Financial responsibility now translates to a bigger budget later this summer.
This moon can also push your relationship buttons. Be aware of power struggles with your partner. Don’t play games. Prioritize everyone’s needs in your relationships, both personal and professional. This is good advice all the time, but even better advice now. Most importantly, give yourself and your partner room to expand this week. This is not the time to draw lines around anyone, particularly yourself and say, “stay put and don’t change.” No one is advocating infidelity here. This is all about personal development and attaining goals.
The last player on the field for the Full Pink Moon is none other than the Moon herself. We have a partial penumbral eclipse. We won’t necessarily notice it visually, but we will feel its power. Use it to goal set, to assist you in accessing Scorpio’s transformative power. The Sun in Taurus will help you ground and focus our intention. This moon is extremely strong. There’s really no need to ‘duck and run.’ Just use all that lunar energy responsibly to become the person you were meant to be.
Tarot Planetary and Sign Associations
Mars - The Tower, sudden, unexpected change
Pluto - Judgment, rebirth and decisions
Saturn - The World, fulfillment and integration
Uranus - The Fool, a fresh start (divinely protected)
Aries - The Emperor, rules and structure
Taurus - The Hierophant, group spiritual structure, spirituality
Scorpio - Death, end of a cycle transformative rebirth
Capricorn - The Devil, conflict between higher self and enslavement to the material
Moon - the High Priestess, unconscious thought and intuition
Please forgive the over simplified meanings for some very complex cards, but I think it’s important to see the astrological correlations without ten more pages of blog.